Thematic meeting on HPMP, certification of technicians & companies and identification of blends, Tbilisi, Georgia, 12 - 14 June 2012

Pursuant to the ECA Work Programme 2011-2012 developed at the ECA Nework Meeting in Belgrade, Serbia on 10-13 May 2011 the Thematic meeting on HPMP, certification of technicians & companies and identification of blends took place in Tbilisi, Georgia, 12 - 14 June 2012.

Objectives of the thematic meeting was:

Present the umbrella regulation applicable in the EU regarding certification of refrigeration technicians and logbooks/inventories/leakage verification

Discuss the current review of the F-Gas regulation and potential impact

Present of specific national approaches strategies/policy setting used in different EU countries

Present of the importance and functioning of monitoring systems

Introduce future trends / possible evolutions of the existing systems

Present training needs and assessment methods for the certification systems

Discuss on opportunities for adopting similar systems in participating countries – barriers and opportunities.

Open discussion of the first steps in HPMP implementation at national levels – lessons learnt